Thursday, December 29, 2011

Last Christmas.....

Last Christmas cards for 2011 that is!!  
As promised this is my last post for Christmas cards I made for 2011... any Christmas posts you see from here on in are for early 2012 cards, lol.
 All of today's cards use Digistamp Boutique images from the Cute Santa Collection ... how aptly named.  They're really great images for these quick cards.  Digistamp Boutique monthly challenge is to use a DSB image, as I've said before; no challenge at all... I'm in!  My Time to Craft has Winter Pals as its theme, these little guys are clearly pals, so I'm in there too! 
The first card uses Kraft card, paper from Kaisercrafts "Tis the Season collection... you can't see the lovely red foil spots :-( and textured red and green cardstock.  The image is coloured with Copics with gloss on Rudolf's nose and Stickles on Santa's fur trim.  Ribbon is from a Christmas pack I bought in Spotlight.  The image mat is cut using Nestabilities Labels Twelve. The inside was finished very simply... I don't have a photo of it as I literally finished the card, took one pic and handed it over :-)  
The Santa in the second card is coloured with Prismacolor Pencils, which seemed to suit the paper better; he has gloss added to his boots and Stickles to his fur trim.  I used paper from Basic Grey's Jovial collection and the textured red and green cardstock again, and buttons from my stash.  The image panel is cut using Nestabilities Standard Circles, the red mat is cut using a  Nellie Snellen die (MFD 020).  Pollycraft  has "Punch It" as their challenge this time around, I've used a die on each of these cards, so I'm entering there.  Crazy 4 Challenges has It's Santa... I've got Santas aplenty, so I'm in :-)  The inside was finished with offcuts from the front, isn't it always?
Cupcake Inspirations has this Photo as inspiration for their challenge, I love the traditional colours so it was easy for me to make cards using them :-)
The final card in today's trilogy uses paper from my stash, the image panel is cut using Nestabilties Standard Circles and the mat with Nestabilites Lacey Circles.  The cord is from my stash, as are the little red gems.
The image is coloured with Copics, with Stickles on the snowballs and gloss on Santa's boots and belt.
One Stop Craft Challenge has Winter Wishes as their theme, Digital Tuesday has Winter Wonderland and Crafty Calendar has Cold and Frosty; I'm sure at least one of these cards fits at least one of these, so I'm entering there. 
Bizzy Becs and Paper Play Challenges both have Christmas challenges, The Secret CrafterCharisma Cardz Anything Goes (who are offering more yummy DSB images as a prize!!) and Simon Says Challenge all have Anything Goes challenges; I'm absolutely sure that ALL of these fit ALL of these so I'm in there too!
The inside of the card is embarrassingly simple... still a bit better than leaving it completely blank, I suppose.  I used Fiskars Apron Lace punch, I think it suits the Lacey Circles really well.
I only realised when putting these photos up, that not one of these cards has a sentiment of any kind on!  That's probably why they were so quick, sometimes I spend ages "making" a sentiment on the computer, or doctoring it after stamping it badly. lol.
Anyway, that's the end of the story...for today!  I'll be back on Saturday with my last Guest Spot for Sweet Stampin' and Sunday for Here Come The Boys  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Tina said...

adorable cards...and amazing coloring..thanks for joining us at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Sara I. said...

These are just too cute!! Love them all! xx

Cheryl said...

Hi Donna, your Christmas creations are all gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Bec's Christmas Challenge.
Hugs Cheryl

Teresa said...

Love them both Donna, gorgeous cards, HAPPY NEW YEAR
Hugs Teresa xx

Pauline said...

What a fab set of cards, love those sweet Santa images, paired so beautifully with the papers! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this fortnight!

Di said...

Brilliant cards Donna! I love them, super colouring and papers. Di xx

Christel said...

Love theese images and you have made many beautiful cards. Happy new year from us at Charisma cardz and thank you for joining us this week.

Cat's sCrap said...

Hi Donna !

What a creativity ! Funny and fabulous cards. Simple and clean style as I like. Magnificent papers. Very beautiful work ! Bravo and good luck !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Wishcraft said...

All gorgeous cards Donna, love them all :o) I think these Santas are fab for quicker cards, I've loved using them this year. Hope you had a fabby Christmas hun, and Happy New Year to you too! Lisa x

Donna Mosley said...

Great cards Donna, love the cute Santa's and fab papers.

Donan x

JLJ Designs said...

Sweet cards! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations.

Happy Crafting!
Jen (JLJ Designs)
My Blog

Ani said...

Beautiful cards!
Hugs, Ani
I have a candy on my blog, if you're interested

Tammy said...

These Christmas cards are sooo cute! I love the images!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy :)

Helen said...

Awww...such a cute card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Donna, the images are sooooooo cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our anything goes challenge.
Happy New Year
hugs Mandy xx